UK Greyhound Rescue provides a sanctuary & re-homing service for Greyhounds in need in the UK. Greyhounds come to us as retired racers, as strays, and from owners who give up their dogs due to changing life circumstances such as: relocation, financial hardship, divorce, illness, or death.
UK Greyhound Rescue provides the dogs with veterinary care, spay/neuter, vaccinations, good quality food, love, and placement into a home for life under a contract that dictates their humane care.
Greyhounds are now becoming very popular pets – people are more aware of their plight & of course, what fantastic pets they make…..
- Contrary to popular belief, they don’t require much exercise
- two 20 minute walks per day is sufficient.
- Greyhounds have the most fantastic temperaments
- They adore human company
- Are extremely affectionate
- Are gentle, docile & loving
- Excellent on a lead
- Quiet dogs that rarely bark
Greyhounds are commonly referred to as 40 mph couch potatoes!
How we home Greyhounds
We spend time getting to know our dogs personalities, likes and dislikes and want to place them in the right home, first time around, so we always arrange to come and meet you to do your home check before you come to the kennels to meet the dogs….
Once we have carried out your home-check and met you & your family, we will know which dogs that we currently have will be suitable for you & your circumstances. Then when you come to the kennels to meet the dogs, you will only meet the selected dogs that are going to be suitable for you, rather than you seeing/picking a dog that is totally unsuitable for your circumstances.
Homechecks will always be done by Jodie & Sandra as they are very experienced in matching your lifestyle to the character and needs of the dogs they have in their care. They will also be able to answer any questions that you may have about living with a greyhound.
If everything is ok with your home check, you will be invited to the kennels to meet and spend time with those dogs.
We can take you to the local park so that you can walk them away from the kennels, where you’re more likely to see their true character unfold – quite often the over-enthusiastic, bouncy dog that greets you at the kennels is gentle and calm when away from the kennel environment.
If you’d rather not come to the kennels (and we quite understand that some people find it upsetting to do so) we can arrange to bring a suitable dog to meet you in your home, once we’ve done your home-check.
Our dogs are all very special to us and we want to be sure that we place them in their ‘forever home’ first time around and we find that working this way is best for the dogs and also the best way for you to find the right dog for you and your family.
All our dogs are vaccinated, flea treated, wormed and neutered prior to being placed into a home.
If you do become the proud owner of a UK Greyhound (or two!), you can be assured that we are always on hand to give you as much support and advice as you need.
We love to receive updates & pictures of our ex-residents enjoying their new life as much loved pets.
If, for any reason you are no longer able to care for your adopted UK Greyhound, then the dog MUST be returned to us.
We hope that you enjoy looking through our website, and will consider adopting a Greyhound.
Thankyou to our sponsor
We would like to thank our sponsor www.cardiffairportlongstay.co.uk for their support over the years.